In this episode of our Climate and Sustainability Trailblazers podcast, we talk about the importance of transition frameworks and the role of asset owners and managers in decarbonisation with Annika Brouwer and Astrid Hoegsted from the Investor Leadership Network (ILN). Read the ILN’s latest whitepaper ‘Transition and Enabling the Roles of Taxonomies’ here

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About our host:

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Emily Farrimond, ESG & Sustainability lead, Baringa

Responsible for building the ESG & Sustainability practice for Financial Services at Baringa, Emily is passionate about creating a more sustainable world.

As a trusted advisor to the C-suite, Emily helps shape and deliver critical change initiatives, including setting ESG and net zero strategies, creating credible transition plans, and the avoidance of greenwashing.

About our guests:

Annika Brouwer, Sustainability Specialist, Ninety One 

Annika oversees climate transition within and beyond Ninety One’s portfolio. She has contributed to the development of a Transition Plan assessment framework for Ninety One’s investment teams and works closely with investment teams as they assess corporate transition plans. She also leads on climate-related strategic engagements and corporate reporting and has a strong focus on emerging markets.  

Annika has over 10 years of experience advising corporate and governments on transitioning their business models, portfolios, and policies to be more inclusive of people and planet. 


Astrid Hoegsted, Climate Lead, Nordea Asset Management 

Astrid drives Nordea's climate transition agenda, with a particular focus on Nordea's ambition to support the low-carbon transition through its investments. 

She oversees the development of a suite of quantitative analytical tools that allows for portfolio and company level Paris alignment analysis, and works closely with investment teams on sectoral pathway analysis, integration of climate risks and opportunities, and climate-related engagements. 

She has 10 years of experience in the ESG space, working with both investors and companies to assess and manage social and environmental impacts 

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